Laurel will quickly give you a tall, evergreen and shade tolerant, hedge. It is usually grown for its foliage, although it has attractive white flowers and red berries in the autumn. Dense foliage provides a good windbreak.
Height up to 3m/10ft if unpruned.
Hedges within gardens create a softer, more wildlife friendly boundary and can provide a great seasonal display of flowers, berries and autumn colour. Even a small hedge can create your own little wildlife habitat. They can be close clipped or left a bit wilder, a mix of native varieties will give different periods of interest and a good nesting and winter food source for birds.
Planting distances vary from 30-60cm/1-2ft depending on the variety and the size of hedge required. For a denser hedge plant a staggered double row with 38cm/15in between rows and 45cm/18ins between plants.
Plant size is approximately 45-60cm on arrival.
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